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Duke Nukem studio bought by Danish developer

Duke Nukem studio bought by Danish developer

Interceptor Entertainment, a small independent developer based in Denmark, has acquired 3D Realms.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Mar 4th 2014 at 12:19PM in News
'Bright future' for PS4 in Japan

'Bright future' for PS4 in Japan

The PlayStation 4 got off to a strong start in Japan last week. But just how strong was it?

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Mar 4th 2014 at 12:13PM in News
Nintendo: We remain focused on dedicated hardware

Nintendo: We remain focused on dedicated hardware

Satoru Iwata has reaffirmed Nintendo's commitment to dedicated video games hardware.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Mar 4th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Games Out In ANZ This Week

Games Out In ANZ This Week

Just two new releases hit Australian and New Zealand retail this week, but they're both major ones.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:53AM in News

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Twitch: "Sky's the limit" for service becoming games platform

Twitch: "Sky's the limit" for service becoming games platform

Following on from ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon,' the streaming service wants developers and players to leverage platform for creative gaming endeavours.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Case Study: How Mindscape used Dracula to donate blood

Case Study: How Mindscape used Dracula to donate blood

In the lead up to the launch of Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2, Australian distributor Mindscape delivered a novel event for the media and general public.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 28th 2014 at 1:45PM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 17 - Feb 23

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 17 - Feb 23

As in Australia, Call of Duty: Ghosts is back on top in New Zealand this week.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 28th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Feb 17 - Feb 23

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Feb 17 - Feb 23

Call of Duty: Ghosts returns to number this week but a couple of new titles breach the top ten.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 28th 2014 at 10:21AM in News

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Nintendo terminates Wi-Fi Connection service for Wii and DS

Nintendo terminates Wi-Fi Connection service for Wii and DS

Online features for all Wii and DS titles will be discontinued as of May 20, Nintendo says.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 27th 2014 at 4:06PM in News
Developers to set custom sales on Steam

Developers to set custom sales on Steam

Developers can now configure their own Steam sales periods and discounts, says Valve.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Call of Duty: Elite shuts down tomorrow

Call of Duty: Elite shuts down tomorrow

The subscription-based social network for Call of Duty will close this week, says Activision.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:01AM in News
King withdraws trademark application for 'Candy'

King withdraws trademark application for 'Candy'

The studio behind Candy Crush Saga has withdrawn its attempt to trademark the word “candy” in the US.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 27th 2014 at 10:53AM in News

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Ben Williams joins ReedPOP team for PAX Aus 2014

Ben Williams joins ReedPOP team for PAX Aus 2014

PAX Aus event management team ReedPOP has appointed Ben Williams as its new Account Manager for the 2014 games expo. 

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 26th 2014 at 2:51PM in News
New games media - the changing face of journalism

New games media - the changing face of journalism

IGN. Eurogamer. GameSpot. CVG. These are some of the biggest names in games media, all gracing the monitors of gamers the world over on a daily basis.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 26th 2014 at 2:39PM in News
Xbox One Twitch to launch alongside Titanfall

Xbox One Twitch to launch alongside Titanfall

Video streaming via Twitch will launch on Xbox One in March.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 26th 2014 at 1:01PM in News
PS4 gets off to a strong start in Japan

PS4 gets off to a strong start in Japan

On its opening weekend in Japan, the PS4 sold just shy of four times the number of units as the PS3 at launch.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 26th 2014 at 12:56PM in News

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Myths busted: Who killed Irrational Games?

Myths busted: Who killed Irrational Games?

Last week in a shock announcement, Take-Two and Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games – the studio behind BioShock – was being closed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 26th 2014 at 12:52PM in News
Titanfall Xbox One bundle confirmed for Australia

Titanfall Xbox One bundle confirmed for Australia

The Titanfall Xbox One bundle revealed for the UK this morning is now confirmed for Australia, but no price drop in this terrirtory.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 25th 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Rust makes over $30m in under three months

Rust makes over $30m in under three months

Steam Early Access title Rust has already generated more than $30 million in sales, says the game's creator.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 25th 2014 at 10:48AM in News
DayZ creator plans to quit Bohemia by end of year

DayZ creator plans to quit Bohemia by end of year

Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall says he plans to quit Bohemia Interactive by the end of the year, leaving DayZ in the hands of the studio’s team.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 25th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Xbox One gets price cut, Titanfall bundle in UK

Xbox One gets price cut, Titanfall bundle in UK

Microsoft has trimmed £30 off the price of the Xbox One in the UK, and will throw in a copy of Titanfall, too.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 25th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Games Out This Week In ANZ

Games Out This Week In ANZ

The long-awaited return of Thief headlines this week's new retail releases.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 24th 2014 at 11:58AM in News
Chance of a Last of Us sequel pegged at 50/50

Chance of a Last of Us sequel pegged at 50/50

The prospects of a sequel to The Last of Us hang in the balance, according to creative director Neil Druckmann.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 24th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
Demon Gaze secures April release in Australia and New Zealand

Demon Gaze secures April release in Australia and New Zealand

PlayStation Vita role-playing game Demon Gaze will launch in Australia and New Zealand on April 25, says NIS America.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 21st 2014 at 3:06PM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 10 - Feb 16

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 10 - Feb 16

Lightning Returns takes top spot in New Zealand, too.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 21st 2014 at 2:34PM in News